7 things you need to stop to accept and love your body

How many of these things do you need to quit?

How many of these things do you need to quit?

Self-love and acceptance is the first step in finding true happiness. You have all heard it before and you know it’s true. But what you might not know is HOW to reach a level of self-love and acceptance. Here is a quick guide to help you get on track.

Follow these 7 tips and you will be on that road to happiness in no time!

Stop letting the scale number or clothing size define you

Every woman is a different shape and size and every woman is built differently. Height, muscle and many other factors go into how much you weigh, so don’t let that scale number bring you down. It is the same with clothing. A size 10 in one store could be a size 8 in another. Make sure to try on the clothes and decide how comfortable you feel rather than focusing on the size.

Stop hating on your body

We all have parts of ourselves that we dislike. Rather than putting your attention on that, look at the things you do like. Do you have amazing eyes? Do you love your legs? What is it about your body that you are proud of? Focus on those aspects and you will see your confidence skyrocket.

Stop bringing yourself down

Take time to notice when those negative thoughts are happening and actively do your best to change them into something positive. If you notice that it is only during particular activities or around specific people that you feel those negative thoughts, it might be time to make some changes and prioritise yourself first.

Stop comparing yourself to others

On a similar note, stop the comparisons. Whether it’s from the picture perfect Instagram or the girl you sit across from at work. Stop comparing yourself. It’s important to remember that you only see what these people allow you to see. You’re comparing yourself to an idea that you have and not to a person. Nobody is perfect.

Start celebrating your strengths and skills

Learn to know what it is that you are really good at and celebrate it. You will feel better thinking about the positive things you can do rather than something that you can’t.

Learn to compliment yourself

Don’t rely on compliments from others to feel good. Each morning look in the mirror and give yourself a compliment. It sounds cringe-y but the more you do it, the more confident you will become.

Know your worth

Finally, know your worth. Don’t let anyone make you feel less than what you are. Whether it’s a guy, a friend, or a co-worker- know your worth and how much you have to offer.

Start practicing these tips daily and you will soon be on the path of self-love and acceptance.

Words: Jade Byers-Pointer